Lt Courtenay Patrick Flowerdew-Lowson

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Seating
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to Lieutenant Courtenay Patrick Flowerdew-Lowson, Rifle Brigade, attached to the Royal Flying Corps. Elder son of James Gray Flowerdew Lowson (a paper manufacturer and a Member of the King’s Bodyguard for Scotland) and his wife, Adelaide Louisa Scott (daughter of Colonel Courtenay Harvey Saltren Scott. Born at Hollycot, Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland. Educated at Boxgrove Preparatory School and Winchester College. Due to the outbreak of war he did not take up his place at Christ Church, Oxford. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned into the Rifle Brigade Dec 1915. Promoted to Lieutenant in Jul 1917. After leaving Sandhurst, he was attached, as an Observer, to the Royal Flying Corps and went to France with the 22 Squadron doing much photographic work during the Battle of the Somme. He subsequently took his Pilot’s Certificate and was gazetted Flying Officer on 4 Jul 1917 with seniority from 21 Mar 1916. He was attached to the 81 Squadron at Scampton, Lincolnshire as an Instructor and was killed there aged 20 years flying an Avro when he collided in mid-air with Lieutenant Owen Ellis Augustus Allen, R.F.C. of Cambridge. His ashes were, originally, interred in the family vault in Kinfauns Church, Scotland. In 1926, they were removed and placed in the church wall behind the tablet in his memory, designed by Lorimer and Matthew. Also commemorated on a memorial at Christ Church, Oxford,
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Courtenay Patrick Flowerdew-Lowson, Lieut The Rifle Brigade, att Royal Flying Corps.Killed whilst flying 3 Nov 1917, aged 20.

Courtenay Patrick Flowerdew-Lowson

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